A hike along the Continental Divide.
This route starts at Milner Pass on the Continental Divide. It climbs from about 10,500 ft. MSL to well above the tree line, towards the summit of Mt. Ida, at 12,280 ft.
Starting point - Poudre Lake at dawn.
Ptarmigan in summer colors.
Elk graze at dawn.
"Thanks - you, too."
Many paths in addition to the human trail.
"Small Apollo" butterfly.
Looking from the Continental Divide over a few unnamed lakes towards Forest Canyon, with Trail Ridge and Trail Ridge Road in the distance.
Storing up for the winter?
Many mushrooms burst forth.
A few images from the road between Tucson and the front range of the Rockies.
Recapture Reservoir, outside Blanding, UT.
Beehive Rock, south of Moab, UT. La Sal Mountains in the distance.
Wilson Arch, near Moab, UT.
Ice floes drift down the Colorado River just north of Moab, UT.
In Navajo territory, a few miles southwest of Kayenta, AZ.
A warm weekend in Colorado - but the signs of Autumn are all around.
Aspens at sunrise along Fern Lake Road, Rocky Mountain National Park.
Aspens along Fern Lake Road.
Looking west towards Stones Peak and Nakai Peak.
Golden morning light over Moraine Park.
Sumac along the Big Thompson River.